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Barry Strugatz Mar 8, 2008 12:00 PM

I will be in Towson Sunday and Monday. I'm thinking about going to:
Crackpot
Conrad's Crabs (can I eat there or is it just a market?)
Fresh Fresh Seafood
Would appreciate any opinions and/or other options for great local eateries.
How's the local Indonesian?

  1. baltoellen Mar 8, 2008 01:01 PM

    <<<How's the local Indonesian?>>

    Nonexistent..

    I believe that Conrad's Crabs is carry out only.

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      Barry Strugatz Mar 8, 2008 01:58 PM

      I read about the Indonesian House on W Alleghany.

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        baltoellen Mar 8, 2008 02:22 PM

        Interesting.....I don't remember seeing it there, and don't remember discussion of it here, but if it does exist, I'd also be very interested in learning what people think.

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          Barry Strugatz Mar 8, 2008 03:52 PM

          Here's the review I found:
          http://www.citypaper.com/eat/review.a...

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            baltoellen Mar 8, 2008 08:19 PM

            I think it's long gone and has morphed into Kathmandu Kitchen.

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              Barry Strugatz Mar 9, 2008 06:00 AM

              How's Kathmandu?

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                bluepig1 Mar 9, 2008 06:49 PM

                I've been to Kathmandu Kitchen twice. They bill themselves as Nepali/Indian. I thought their Indian food was strangely spiced (really heavy on ginger and something else that tasted vaguely of lemongrass), but I'm not sure if it's just due to a different regional influence than the Northern and Southern Indian that I'm used to. Overall - thought it was ok but haven't been back in over 2 years so I don't have much recent experience. For better Indian in Towson, I prefer to go around the corner to Cafe Spice.

    2. JonParker Mar 8, 2008 01:23 PM

      Fresh Fresh Seafood is a trip, and it's a place that every Baltimore hound needs to visit at least once. It's owned by a couple who are really lovely people. The food is pretty good, and cooked to order. I wasn't impressed with the crab cake, but everything else I enjoyed.

      It's one of those places that I don't think about too much because it's in a terrible location on York Road a block or two south of the circle, and finding parking in that area is a pain at least on weekends. But it's cheap and good and well worth checking out. I don't know why it doesn't get more attention.

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        hon Mar 9, 2008 09:05 AM

        go to the Ocean Pride on York Road!

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          kim2310 Mar 10, 2008 08:44 AM

          Ocean Pride, for sure! They are terribly expensive right now but they are huge and wonderful....

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            Barry Strugatz Mar 10, 2008 03:27 PM

            Will hit Ocean Pride on my next visit.
            Went to Crack Pot, fun place food a bit bland.
            Loved Fresh Fresh Seafood, a soul food seafood mom & pop operation. Great Cream Crab soup and crabcakes.

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            charmedgirl Jun 24, 2008 09:49 AM

            Hey all, I'm resurrecting this thread because I am interested in grabbing crabs in Towson tonight. It sounds like the best bet would be the Crackpot, since Conrad's is mostly carry out. Is this right? Or is Ocean's Pride worth checking out instead? Any other options? Thanks!

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              hon Jun 24, 2008 10:19 AM

              I would pick Ocean Pride over the Crack Pot!

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                jfish Jun 24, 2008 12:16 PM

                After two mediocre crab experiences at the Crackpot I never went back. That was years ago so who knows. Ocean Pride has been consistently good but a little pricey.

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                  charmedgirl Jun 24, 2008 07:53 PM

                  Thanks for the feedback guys, Ocean Pride tonight was great. Our server warned us the crabs were only "ok," but ours turned out to be pretty heavy and pretty flavorful. Definitely better than ok. Service as a whole was also very good, despite the fact that the place was hopping. This place gets the thumbs up.

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